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Getting rid of the grass, building soils in the orchards, with leaves, Woodchips & composted OM

 
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I'm hoping to increase soil fertility here at the farm. This is a video I made today of my mulching mixology and a little more about my plans. Thanks!
 
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Great video!  We are doing the same thing on our property on a much smaller scale (only 5 acres) using wood chips.  We don't feel using the leaves from the neighboring areas is safe because we have no idea who treats their lawn/trees and who doesn't.  For some reason it's super popular for people to use chemicals on their lawns in town.  As for the Japanese Beetles, have you looked into using Milky Spore?  We will be treating our property with that.  Anyway, keep on making awesome videos to share!  
 
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T.J. Stewart wrote:Great video!  We are doing the same thing on our property on a much smaller scale (only 5 acres) using wood chips.  We don't feel using the leaves from the neighboring areas is safe because we have no idea who treats their lawn/trees and who doesn't.  For some reason it's super popular for people to use chemicals on their lawns in town.  As for the Japanese Beetles, have you looked into using Milky Spore?  We will be treating our property with that.  Anyway, keep on making awesome videos to share!  





I'll look into the milky spore. thank you for the kind words!
 
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Most of the folks I collect from don't use any pesticides or herbicides etc. We live around very health minded communities plus I usually ask before collecting
 
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T.J. Stewart wrote:Great video!  ... As for the Japanese Beetles, have you looked into using Milky Spore?  We will be treating our property with that.  Anyway, keep on making awesome videos to share!  


TJ is there a way to expand milky spore?  Here is an article that explains the history of milky spore.  https://www.gardensalive.com/product/milky-spore-disease

It mentions nemotodes and"Spikes of death".

TJ is there a way to expand milky spore and nematodes?  
 
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For those of you who might feel intimidated by working with excavators, This shows you some of the basic hand movements and more mulch talk. Thank you!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsZxlgvN2F8&lc=z22zhpapkmrhzvtia04t1aokgye55a3d0cqvelbjtruybk0h00410&feature=em-comments  
 
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